Whittle School recruits and trains the world's best teachers. At present, Whittle School has formed an education and teaching management team with famous principals from both China and abroad. The leadership team at Shenzhen campus includes China Chancellor Yin Li, Chairman Xianzhang Shen, and Executive Principal Rhiannon Wilkinson.
- Yin Li was the founding headmistress of the Wuhan Experimental Foreign Languages School and also worked as a consultant at Stoke College in the UK. Previously, she served for a decade as a representative of China’s National People’s Congress and was named a National Woman Leader. During her 10 years as an NPC representative, she played a role in the revision of China’s Compulsory Education Law. Yin Li is experienced in school management and has led the implementation of an international curriculum at Wuhan Experimental Foreign Languages School, one of Wuhan’s most distinguished educational institutions. Yin Li is also an avid runner and has participated in the Wuhan Marathon.
- As the former vice-president of RDFZ, the former president of the RDFZ Chaoyang School, and a former professor at the Renmin University of China, Mr. Shen is a distinguished educator in China. He possesses more than 30 years of experience as a secondary school Chinese teacher and has taught high school seniors for 20 years with a special focus on education administration. He has extensive experience in helping high school seniors prepare for examinations. During his 12-year tenure at RDFZ, more than 2,000 of his students were admitted to Peking University and Tsinghua University. Another 600 of his students were admitted to prestigious universities abroad and 280 were admitted to prestigious universities in Hong Kong. Each year, he achieved a 100% matriculation rate. Under his tenure, the school produced the top-scoring student in Beijing on the National College Entrance Exam (Gaokao) for 11 years, with an additional 10 of his students receiving 2nd place. His students have also earned 13 gold medals at the World Olympics.
- Rhiannon Wilkinson had been the headmistress of Wycombe Abbey School in Buckinghamshire, England, one of the world’s leading girls’ boarding schools, since 2013. She read history at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University, and completed her teaching qualification, with distinction, at the University of Bath. She also earned an M.Ed. degree in leadership and management at the University of Manchester. She has vast experiences in state, independent, and international education. She held senior positions at schools in Hong Kong, Brunei, and England before being appointed principal of Harrogate Ladies’ College, in North Yorkshire, England, in 2009. She took up her post at Wycombe Abbey in 2013. Rhiannon holds governorships at state and independent schools, and is involved in several national committees of British independent-schools organizations.
At the global level, Whittle School has set up a department for recruiting teachers globally and is recruiting high-quality foreign teachers all over the world through an extremely strict selection process. In addition, we have cooperated with the most prestigious teacher training institutions from the United States such as Harvard University’s School of Education and Columbia University’s Teachers College.
In China, under the leadership of Chairman Xianzhang Shen, we recruit Chinese teachers through three channels that include (1) recruiting senior teachers and special-grade teachers with vast teaching experiences nationwide; (2) cooperating with Peking University, Tsinghua University, and other top 985 universities to select graduate students and doctoral students; (3) selecting and recruiting teachers with master's degrees or above after studying at famous overseas universities.